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Fall 2015 Groups!
Groups are often the most effective way to
- gain support and encouragement from others;
- learn how you are perceived by others;
- gain specific skills to improve your life;
- develop relationship skills.
Ground rules, including confidentiality, are typically established with group members to help promote trust. For most benefit, consistent attendance is strongly encouraged. Read Debunking Myths about Group Therapy to learn more about how group works.
MEN: Meaningful Explorations and Networking Wednesdays | 1 - 2:30 pm
This group provides an opportunity for men to talk about issues they commonly face while receiving support and feedback from other men. A safe, confidential space will be provided to allow members to explore topics in-depth, with the goal of increasing self-awareness and life satisfaction. Facilitators: Karisman & Jason
LGBTQQA Discussion Group (LGBTQ Center) Tuesdays | 2:30 - 4 pm
Join us in a safe, affirming space to connect with people in the LGBTQQIA community and discuss various themes and topics. Facilitators: Leilani & Polina
Women’s Group Wednesdays | 1:30 - 3 pm
A supportive environment for women to talk, explore and grow. Topics can include stress, balance, relationships, school, work, identity, self esteem/confidence, body image, culture and many many more. Facilitators: Colleen & Polina
Estamos Unid@s (MacQuarrie Hall 533) Mondays | 5:30 - 7 pm
Estamos Unid@s is a support group for Chican@/Latin@ students that addresses cultural concerns in a university environment, community-building, transitional issues between family and university life, ways to succeed academically and socially, and peer mentoring. Facilitator: Cynthia Medina
Mindful Living and Coping Skills
CALM: Calming Anxiety, Living Mindfully Wednesdays | 3 - 4:30 pm
Feeling a bit stressed, worried, or more anxious lately? If so, join us for our 4-week workshop series (Oct. 7 ~ Oct. 28). Students will gain valuable skills to effectively manage stress, reduce feelings of anxiety, and increase confidence. Facilitators: David E & Tony
Contemplating Change Mondays | 1:30 - 3 pm
Ambivalence to change is normal. This group recognizes that addictive behaviors (e.g. substance use, binge eating, shopping, or internet use) have benefits as well as consequences, and is open to anyone interested in the motivation and skills to change any addictive or undesirable behavior. Facilitators: Stephanie & Jason.
Depression Group Wednesdays | 12 - 1:30 pm
Come learn new skills to cope with and prevent future depressive symptoms. Through mindful awareness, we will learn how to shift our relationship to the thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations that contribute to depressive symptoms. Facilitators: Yu-Ping & Liang
Health and Wellness Tuesdays | 4:30 - 6 pm
This 8-week structured, skills-focused group is designed to help students overcome mild to moderate anxiety, depression, and/or stress. Participants will learn stress management skills and relaxation skills, cognitive skills to combat negative thinking, and practical ways to decrease anxiety, alleviate depression, and improve relationships. Facilitator: Cynthia Medina
Mindful Empowerment (SSC 602) Wednesdays | 3 - 4:30 pm
Interested in learning about new ways to relax and live in the present moment? During this weekly workshop series, come learn about mindfulness meditation, self-care practices, and ways to appreciate the here and now through step-by-step instruction, education and live practice. Facilitators: Alex & Dianna
Social Skills Group (SWC 375) Fridays | 12:30 - 2 pm
To provide a safe and supportive environment where students can obtain, explore, and practice social skills. The group will be psychoeducational, and focus on the various levels and settings of socialization. The group will also provide opportunities for members to process their experiences in and outside of the group. Beginning October 2nd for eight weeks. Facilitators: Kell & Ron
Wise Mind Tuesdays | 3 - 4:30 pm
Want to learn new skills for coping with difficult emotions, tolerating distress, and managing your relationships? This group focuses on approaches and techniques to be more effective in these important areas of your life. New coping skills will be taught each week! Facilitators: David E & Ron
Yoga Mind (Sport Club Dance Studio A) Tuesdays | 3 - 4 pm
Come to gain the ability to skillfully hold or absorb challenging experiences, including thoughts and feelings through holding the yoga postures. A new topic will be explored each week in a structured, workshop style where yoga and psychological information will be an interwoven experience to feed the heart and mind. Facilitators: Dianna & Yu-Ping
Understanding Self and Others Multiple Times and Days
Members build relationships, become more aware of how they interact with others, and learn how to cope more effectively with interpersonal challenges in a safe, supportive environment. Two groups available. Facilitators group I: Stephanie & Liang (Mondays 10 - 11:30 am). Group II: David L & Amanda (TBD)